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Book Review: Ben Aaronovitch’s The Hanging Tree

Book Review: Ben Aaronovitch’s The Hanging Tree

Sixth in the PC Peter Grant urban fantasy-detective mystery series (a.k.a., the Rivers of London series) set in London and revolving around a magic division of the police, in particular one police constable learning the trade, the magic one. A character’s color or race never seem to impact me much, and it wasn’t until this story — the sixth!! — that it dawned on me that some might want to know — and revel — in a story in which a black man is the hero. So take it away, Police Constable Peter Grant… My Take The inner thoughts hook and that first-person protagonist point-of-view is what pulls you in, as Peter makes it personal. Lord knows he has plenty going on as the Folly liaison with the goddesses, his relationship with Beverley, his encounter with Caroline and what that all brings to light — whoo-wee, those two are going to make it interesting, and the truth about the Faceless Man. Hang on for a ride! Oh, yeah, this is so character versus character, as the Folly and the new pair go up against the bad guy(s) with plenty of interference all around. New pair, you ask? I suspect Aaronovitch […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments